Southern Solo & Ensemble Festival are now being hosted by Griswold High School
• As you know, we review our repertoire lists on a rotating basis and have been adding the Virtuoso category onto various listings over the last few years. The Vocal Ensemble repertoires are up for review next so if you have any thoughts or suggestions, please send them to Steffen Parker so he can get them to the right people.
• The lists below are the current repertoire for use in the 2018 New England Solo & Ensemble Festivals. Here's how you can tell that you have the latest & greatest:
• WIND, STRING, HARP & PIANO SOLOS: Each PDF title ends with 1718 (Flute1718.pdf) and the list has NEMFA_Repertoire1718.xls at the top
• VOCAL SOLOS: Each PDF title ends with 1617 (Alto1617.pdf) and the list has NEMFA Repertoire 2016 - 2017 at the top
• VOCAL ENSEMBLES & PERCUSSION SOLOS: Each PDF title ends with 1415 (SATB1415.pdf) or notes 2014 - 2015 in the title and the list has NEMFA Repertoire 2014 - 2015 at the top. The Percussion Google Docs indicates 2015-2016, but it is the same list.
• A listing, by instrument or vocal ensemble, of pieces in the New England Music Festival repertoire. The repertoire is reviewed on a regular basis to insure that the pieces included are quality literature appropriate for each instrument or vocal ensemble.
• The NEMFA Repertoire includes instrumental solos (winds, strings & percussion), vocal solos (soprano, alto, tenor & bass), and vocal ensembles (SSA, SAB, SSAA, SATB, TTBB, SSATB)
• While the publishers listed are only suggestions and other publications can be performed by students in the Solo & Ensemble Festivals, less challenging arrangements will not receive the same ratings considerations as more appropriate ones.
WHAT DOES NEMFA USE THE REPERTOIRE FOR?
• While a student can perform any piece of music as a solo or in a small ensemble, only performances of the pieces listed on the NEMFA Repertoire are considered for invitation to the NEMFA Concert Festival
• Students who perform pieces as listed from the appropriate repertoire will receive a numeralic rating as part of the evaluation and feedback from that performance.
• That rating will be used to then invite students to participate in the three New England ensembles at the New England Concert Festival, using the ranking of those ratings and, as much as possible, the student's preference to seat students in those groups.
• It is totally appropriate for students to perform pieces that are not on the repertoire listing for their instrument or vocal ensemble. Those performances receive verbal feedback directly from the adjudicator and written feedback soon afterwards online. They will not receive a numerical rating and those students will not be considered for the Concert Festival based on those performances (but may be so based on performances of repertoire pieces).
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS IN SELECTING A PIECE FOR CONCERT FESTIVAL CONSIDERATION?
• Students must not perform the same piece for the NEMFA Solo & Ensemble Festival that they have performed previously, regardless of whether they were selected for the Concert Festival or not based on that performance.
• Students performing in vocal ensembles must not perform a piece they have performed in previous Solo & Ensemble Festivals
VIRTUOSO & STANDARD: WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?
• As part of NEMFA's efforts to not only provide an outstanding performance experience, but to be able to invite qualified students to participate in the Concert Festival, there are some pieces on each of the wind and string listings that are truly exceptional and challenging pieces. Pieces listed as Virtuoso will receive 5 additional points over the adjudicator's rating. Both the Virtuoso and Standard listing pieces are considered for acceptance into the Concert Festival.
HOW DO I ACCESS THE REPERTOIRE?
• Simply click on the appropriate link to view / print the current listing of NEMFA repertoire pieces. Close that window when done.